Purchasing & Logistics

Don’t Buy Into This Procurement Fear

Don’t Buy Into This Procurement Fear

Legend has it that a great commander once burned the ships of his fleet to ensure they had no choice but to fight an insurmountable foe. While they no-doubt felt plenty of fear, they had no choice but to face it.

A key factor in completing your aircraft material projects on time is ditching an irrational fear of asking for help.

3 Tips For Aircraft Material Buyers To Get Organized & Save Time

3 Tips For Aircraft Material Buyers To Get Organized & Save Time

As a supply chain professional, with a high volume of various tasks, being organized is exactly what you need.

If you don’t, orders will get lost, the material won’t arrive on time, you’ll waste hours of your week, and your operations total material costs will begin to rise.

If you’re in a situation where you’re sourcing aircraft material and processing purchase orders daily, here are some quick tips to help you get organized.

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

In my last blog, I looked at the impact of information sharing on supply chain management and how the changing requirements of airline operators will need to be met through adaptable aircraft line maintenance processes in the future.

It considered how new flights, such as Qantas’ Perth to London route, will raise questions over appropriate build and maintenance planning for buyers and suppliers. This was further identified by a recent Boeing article discussing the future of Dreamliner construction and the rise of technology.

3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

Getting the best price and product for your supply chain requirements

The aviation industry is experiencing tough market conditions. Many Official Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are finding themselves in a position where their gross margins have plateaued while suppliers are experiencing the opposite: gross margin increase.

This imbalance creates risk and disruption in the supply chain and organizations are now looking at best-practice solutions in reducing their aircraft line maintenance purchasing costs.

Part One: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Aircraft Maintenance Supply Chain Management

Part One: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Aircraft Maintenance Supply Chain Management

The non-stop flight by Qantas from Perth to London was an aviation game changer in more ways than one. While the feat itself is testament to the ongoing transformation of engineering in the airline industry, you need to look beyond the flight itself and ask: What does this mean for the future of aviation across all areas of its supply chain?

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

So, I remember when I needed to buy an INU for an aircraft maintenance project. But, I had a problem…
The d!@$ supplier never answered my call, my email, or my threats. Go figure. It was after we wired them the money. He disappeared. Gone. Vanished. 

Make This Small Tweak To Your Aircraft Part Sourcing Strategy & Watch your results take off

Make This Small Tweak To Your Aircraft Part Sourcing Strategy & Watch your results take off

If you spend more than an hour a day sourcing aircraft parts, you're going to want to read this. Don’t postpone it. Sit back, drink your favorite coffee and absorb what I’m about to share with you. 
Count the hours you spend sourcing aircraft parts. Is it an hour a day? Two? Over three hours? What if you could reduce it to 30 minutes a day? 

MRO NETWORK: Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

MRO NETWORK:  Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

You hear about major trends every day—the trends that will have a lasting impact on your maintenance and material life.

But among the deep analytical thinking of the brightest minds, there lie what I call sleeping trends, ones that are less “glamorous” yet impact billions of dollars a year.

There are many of these sleeping trends, but here we’ll look at three within procurement. In our world, the procurement stakes are high...

[LIVE] 5 simple ways to land better financing for your aircraft part repairs

[LIVE] 5 simple ways to land better financing for your aircraft part repairs

Do you want better terms for your aircraft part repairs?

Of course you do. Me too.

The good news is, you don't need an MBA of finance degree to make it happen.  With a little will, a quality relationship and persistence, you can get it done.

5 EASY Ways To Get Better Financing For Your Aircraft Part Repairs

5 EASY Ways To Get Better Financing For Your Aircraft Part Repairs

Have you ever had a Repair Order not ship because your finance team didn't pay? Or was overdue?

Of course you have! And now you're stuck. Scrambling for a solution. You need your aircraft material. Your MRO needs their money. Now what?

Yet, it happens every day.

 I've been on a number of these calls. I get how stressful it is.